Jun 222007

How dangerous is childbirth?  Depends where you are (hint the U.S. would not be one of your first choices).  Check out these  stats courtesy of Jill Sheffield:

  • One in 30,000 women in Sweden will die of pregnancy complications.
  • One in 2,500 women will die of these causes in the United States. (No there is not a missing zero and the rate for Black women is 4 times higher)
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, one in every 16 women will die in pregnancy or childbirth.
  • In Afghanistan, such complications kill one in every seven women.
 June 22, 2007  Posted by on June 22, 2007

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